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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 2, 2010 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DC WANTS TO VOTE!! VOTE!! VOTE!!

Many people lived in the colonies by choice as well. We didn't think it was right then, why think that now??

I believe that citizens should be able to CHOOSE where they live in this country without having to choose whether they will be able to exercise their rights as Americans to fully participate in our system. Hell, even citizens who live overseas are allowed to vote in national elections.

I don't know if you have ever tried to relocate your family, but it is an expensive proposition.

So, I wonder if you are advocating that it's ok that citizens who don't have the financial means to make a move are not allowed to fully participate in our selection process.

Many people have been born and raised in DC, it's the only place they know.

So maybe you are saying that it's ok to tell certain citizens that they need to make a choice between their family/community and exercising their rights as citizens to fully participate in our democracy.

Or, maybe you think that it's right that taxpaying, citizens of this country who live in certain communities don't have the right to cast national votes on how that money is spent or on issues that may directly affect their community. (How'd that work out for you 18th century England?)

I don't know your politics, but is it because they may not agree with you and may cast votes you don't like so you want them to move to another area to break up their group so that their voting power will be diluted?

Boy, none of that sounds very "American" to me!!

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2010-11-02 18:49:02